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Promoting food safety through a new integrated risk analysis approach for foods

Promoting food safety through a new integrated risk analysis approach for foods

Objective

Recent food safety incidents and the introduction of genetically modified foods in Europe have resulted in an intense public debate regarding the safety of the European food supply. Consumers have little confidence in the safety of their food supply and remain sceptical and distrustful of the management procedures currently in place. This Integrated Project addresses the issue of how consumer confidence in consumer protection and risk analysis can be restored and strengthened. The proposed research attempts to improve current risk analysis practices for foods produced by different breeding approaches and production practices deploying high and low input systems. The research activities will result in designing new effective procedures for risk analysis underpinned by new scientific assessment methods, and embedded in a broad impact analysis of social, financial and economic consequences, and with high levels of transparency, active public engagement and improved risk communication. The IP consists of a number of research projects with a high degree of coherence: 1. Comparative Safety Evaluation of Breeding Approaches and Production Practices Deploying High- and Low Input Systems 2. Early Detection of Emerging Risks Associated with Food Production 3. Quantitative Risk Assessment of Combined Exposure to Food Contaminants and Natural Toxins 4. Consumer Confidence in Risk Analysis Practices Regarding Novel and Conventional Foods 5. Investigation of the Role of Regulatory Institutions in Risk Management 6. Design of a New Integrated Risk Analysis Approach for Foods. The proposed Consortium consists of a unique combination of high-level expertise of natural and social sciences present at universities and other research centres, expertise of regulatory aspects and of breeding practices and food production across Europe. Inclusion of participants from other continents (South Africa, Cuba, China and the US) adds real value to this programme...

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Coordinator

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Address

Costerweg, 50
9101 Wageningen

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Harry KUIPER (Dr)

Participants (36)

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SCOTTISH CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF KUOPIO

Finland

PLANT BREEDING AND ACCLIMATIZATION INSTITUTE

Poland

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italy

CSIR - COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

South Africa

BIOMATHEMATICS & STATISTICS SCOTLAND

United Kingdom

THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

China

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Italy

LATVIA FOOD CENTER

Latvia

CENTRAL FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Hungary

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

BUNDESINSTITUT FUER RISIKOBEWERTUNG

Germany

SWISS FEDERAL OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Switzerland

STATENS LIVSMEDELSVERKET NATIONAL FOOD ADMINISTRATION

Sweden

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION AND FOOD SAFETY-CHINESE CENTER FOR DISEASES CONTROL AND PREVENTION

China

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

STATNI ZDRAVOTNI USTAV

Czechia

INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH

United Kingdom

DEN KONGELIGE VETERINAER- OG LANDBOHOEJSKOLE

Denmark

DIALOGIK GEMEINNUETZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG MBH

Germany

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS.

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT.

Netherlands

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET.

Sweden

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON.

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE FOR SOCIOLOGY - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.

Hungary

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA.

Italy

EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL ASBL

Belgium

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

MATFORSK AS, NORWEGIAN FOOF RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Norway

SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO - CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO, S.A.

Portugal

A.N. BAKH INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

Russia

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 506446

  • Start date

    1 April 2004

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 628 101

  • EU contribution

    € 11 576 001

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands